cms transplant center definition
A transplant center as a component within a transplant hospital that provides transplantation of a particular type of organ. Types of organ transplant programs:
- Heart/lung - The program must be located in a hospital with an existing Medicare-approved heart and Medicare-approved lung program
- Intestine - The program must be located in a hospital with a Medicare-approved liver program. This program includes multivisceral and combined liver-intestine transplants
- Pancreas - The program must be located in a hospital with a Medicare-approved kidney program. This program includes combined kidney/pancreas transplants
All organ transplant programs must be located in a hospital that has a Medicare provider agreement.
part 482.68 — special requirements for transplant centers, page: 172 (64030)
A transplant center located within a hospital that has a Medicare provider agreement must meet the conditions of participation specified in §§ 482.72 through 482.104 in order to be granted approval from CMS to provide transplant services.
- (a) Unless specified otherwise, the conditions of participation at §§ 482.72 through 482.104 apply to heart, heart-lung, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas centers.
- (b) In addition to meeting the conditions of participation specified in §§ 482.72 through 482.104, a transplant center must also meet the conditions of participation in §§ 482.1 through 482.57, except for § 482.15.
- 18. Add § 482.78 to read as follows:
§ 482.78 Conditions of Participation: Emergency Preparedness for Transplant Centers
A transplant center must be included in the emergency preparedness planning and the emergency preparedness program as set forth in § 482.15 for the hospital in which it is located. However, a transplant center is not individually responsible for the emergency preparedness requirements set forth in § 482.15.
(a) Standard: Policies and Procedures. A transplant center must have policies and procedures that address emergency preparedness. These policies and procedures must be included in the hospital's emergency preparedness program.
(b) Standard: Protocols with hospital and OPO. A transplant center must develop and maintain mutually agreed upon protocols that address the duties and responsibilities of the transplant center, the hospital in which the transplant center is operated, and the OPO designated by the Secretary, unless the hospital has an approved waiver to work with another OPO, during an emergency.